A U.S. judge ruled Friday that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients in Africa could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. But some state governors and even an Army commander have gone beyond that guidance.
A man in his 40s arrived at Haneda Airport from London with a fever on Monday afternoon, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. In light of concerns over the Ebola outbreak, he will be screened for any signs of the virus.
New York state Sunday eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.
The nurse who has been quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is criticizing the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched program.
More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
An Australian state is set to unveil tougher measures to tackle bats after three flying foxes were found to be carrying the deadly lyssavirus, officials said Thursday.
A Texas nurse infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died from the disease no longer has the virus, her family said Wednesday.
An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola headed home with his family.
People entering the United States from the Ebola-hit nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will undergo "active monitoring" for signs of the deadly virus for 21 days, health authorities said Wednesday.